Boboli Gardens, Florence

Ok, maybe this isn’t something you’d expect me to write on. I certainly never expected the word garden to be used in this blog. Stay with me though. This place is worth it.

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The gardens are located at the Pitti Palace (address: Piazza Pitti – Firenze). It is an extremely popular place to visit in Florence. You shouldn’t have trouble finding it.

It took over 400 years to build these gardens, and due to historical significance, they are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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There is something unique about a garden. A garden is where man and nature meet – the wild merged with civilization. They balance fountains and sculptures with trees and flowers – two worlds typically considered at odds, complementing each other in a perfectly choreographed ebb and flow.

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Walking through Boboli was a meditative experience for me.

I left more tranquil and contemplative than when I came in. By no means was I in a bad mood before, but it was only a matter of time before my walk intoxicated me with the glow that only comes from quality time in nature.

Within minutes I knew I would be writing a blog post on this place. There is so much to be shared here. Every inch seems to give life.

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Admission

€13 for adults and it includes admission to the porcelain the art museum. It is home to some gorgeous pieces of work.

I spent much of my time in Italy at art museums, but this one stood out to me. I didn’t have enough time to see the entire collection, but there were some amazing early modern paintings and sculptures that really caught my attention.

(click here to buy a ticket)

Hours

November/February: 8.15 am – 4.30 pm

March and October: 8.15 am – 5.30 pm

April, May and September: 8.15 am – 6.30 pm

June/August: 8.15 am – 7.30 pm

(Closed on the first and on the last Monday of each month, on January 1st, on May 1st, on December 25th)


Thank you again for reading!

Make sure to comment with some feedback below. This post definitely took on a different shape than past posts, but I am always trying new things! Let me know what you think.

Peace out,

Cam

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